Tuition increases 2018-19

Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year. Please read below for descriptions of recent and upcoming tuition increases.

Quebec Residents and students from the rest of Canada:The Quebec Government recently announced the rates for the academic year 2018-19. The effective increase for Quebec residents is 2.7% and for students from the rest of Canada 3.1%.

Students in this category who are either PhD candidates, in Post-Graduate Medical Education, are not subject to the out-of-province supplements, but will be subject to increases at the same rate as Quebec students.

International Undergraduate Students:  International undergraduate students, newly admitted and enrolled in degree programs in Engineering* (Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Bioresource Engineering), Bachelor of Software Engineering), Management* (Bachelor of Commerce), Science* (Bachelor of Science), and Law* (BCL/LLB, MBA/LLB) are guaranteed a tuition rate for the duration of their program as long as there is no break in enrolment or transfer of degree program.  Newly admitted Visiting or Special Students in these disciplines are charged the same tuition rates as students in degree programs, but are not guaranteed tuition rates and are subject to tuition increases in subsequent years.

Tuition increases in these disciplines have been established for 2018-19.  See the document here for the rates that are known at this time: PDF icon Deregulated Fees for 2018-19

Increases are based, in part, on comparisons with other universities of similar size, mission, and reputation to McGill. Updated tuition fee information is normally communicated via this web page early in the year.

The University is committed to allocating 30% of the net revenue derived from tuition increases to student aid, which is true of the increases outlined here. McGill awarded more than $16.1 million in scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial assistance to international students in 2016/17 (see International Student Funding for more information).

Increases for the supplement component of fees for International Undergraduate Students in Arts, Education, Religious Studies, Nursing, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Agriculture & Environmental Science (excluding Bioresource Engineering), School of Architecture, Music, in Medicine and Dentistry, and certain non-Management certificate programs in Continuing Studies have recently been announced by the Quebec Government. The effective increase is 2.7%.

Likewise increases for the supplement component of fees for International Post-Graduate Medical Education Trainees, Dental Residents; and International Graduate Students (excluding Specialized Master’s Programs) is also 2.7%.

Students in specialized self-funded programs:  See the document here for the programs and rates that are known at this time: PDF icon Self-funded Fees for 2018-19

* Students who do not register for four (4) or more consecutive terms (including summer terms) are considered to have a break in enrolment and will be subject to the new fee schedule in effect for the term for which they are readmitted and enrolled.
Please note that a term of withdrawal from the University is included in the calculation of four (4) unregistered terms when students are not charged tuition for that term. Terms for which students are registered on an officially approved leave of absence, exchange or study away program are not calculated as part of a break in enrolment. Students who transfer degree programs are also subject to the new fee schedule in effect for the term in which they transfer.